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    How Dutch got bike paths

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuBdf...ature=youtu.be
    Just released earlier this fall.

    The Dutch also had to advocate for bike lanes..back in the 1970's when too many child cyclists died. Interesting video and food for thought since the Netherlands used to be like North America --car-dominant.
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    Thanks for sharing! I remember those car-free Sundays mentioned in the video.

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    love it!
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    It's a good video to bookmark because it shows how designing a city and its roads creates car culture and generates a need for "car".

    And then trying to change the culture takes some conscious effort, but once in embedded and used daily, people forget the past.
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    That was definitely worth the 6 minutes I spent on it. Thanks for sharing.

    It's interesting to me that we experienced the same post-WWII boom, the push for cars, the rising bike/ped deaths, and the same 70's oil crisis, but it took another 40 years before we started pushing back.

    It's always comforting to hear that the paragons of bike culture like the Netherlands and Portland started off just like us. They had to break free of their car culture too.
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